In addition to the final thesis show, MFA students have the possibility to participate in events at SB Contemporary, the Art Gallery of Windsor and at other venues in town, thus giving students an opportunity to exhibit work in a prominent public gallery and gain experience working alongside curatorial and exhibition staff.
April 10 to April 27, 2013
MFA Exhibit: Amanda Dudnik, Pearl Van Geest, Mike Marcon, Allen Matrosov
SB Contemporary Art
1017 Church Street, Windsor, ON, N9A 4V3
Opening Reception: Saturday April 13, 1-4pm
MFA Juried Exhibition 2011: January 21 - March 22, 2011
Works by Melanie Colisimo, Amin Rheman and Biljana Vujicic selected by an AGW jury.
I get more frightened when I see how scared you are: January 23-May 2, 2010
Leesa Bringas, Adrian Gorea, Immony Men, Victor Romão, & Hoda Zarbaf
It seems that we are living in an era marked by irresistible fear. The 20th century has been dubbed the ‘age of anxiety’ but at the outset of the 21st, fear has become the primary emotion in contemporary life — dread of nuclear war, terrorists, and possibly even Prozac. The number of alarming things is countless. Hence this exhibition asks: how do we choose to temper thoughts and feelings with actions when confronted with terror; how can we make something out of these qualms? This exhibition engages fear from a wide range of perspectives and intensities. While there may be nothing manifestly scary in this exhibition, the works speak to the potential of this emotion to multiply, reproduce and infest.
Curated by Cassandra Getty
Without: April 10–June 14, 2009
Justin A. Langlois, Steven Leyden Cochrane, & Henrjeta Mece
I. Outside, in various senses.
II. Senses intermediate between I. and III.
III. Expressing absence, privation or negation.
Varied in their approaches and diverse in their respective backgrounds, the 2009 MFA grads at the University of Windsor’s School of Visual Arts use a broad range of visual, conceptual and relational tactics to create work that confronts and renegotiates our perceptions of and relationships to the world at large.
Justin A. Langlois’s collective social practice interrupts and engages the city and its infrastructure through a variety of community-based projects, events and interactions. With reference to history and geography, Henrjeta Mece’s multimedia installations explore notions of corporeality and belonging. Steven Leyden Cochrane’s multidisciplinary approach challenges conventions surrounding art objects as repositories of meaning and vehicles for personal expression.
Aligned by circumstance, these artists have organized Without to question agency and understanding based on binary distinctions between internal and external, presence and absence, the individual and the group.
Join the artists for the opening reception and Fridays Live! on Friday, April 17, 7–10 pm.
This section is currently under construction; additional content, including documentation from past graduate exhibitions at the AGW, will be added in the coming weeks.